Monday, February 6, 2012

Juniper Introduces Universal Access Routers for MPLS Edge

Juniper Networks introduced a family of Universal Access routers designed to extend MPLS further in carrier networks while supporting residential broadband, business Ethernet and mobile backhaul applications.

Juniper Networks ACX Series Universal Access Routers scale to offer up to 60 Gbps of throughput capacity and backhaul links of up to 10 Gbps. Using the Junos OS, the new routers extend seamless MPLS from the network core and edge to the access network. The solution is optimized for mobile backhaul applications and include built-in Synchronous Ethernet and 1588-2008 timing capabilities.

Network management and analysis is enabled with Junos Space. The routers are environmentally hardened with passive cooling to provide high reliability with no moving parts. Juniper is also offering Power over Ethernet (PoE+) at 65watts per port, mitigating the need for additional electrical cabling for microwaves or other access interfaces.

Juniper is also opening the management system of these access routers with SDK-enabled programmability.